Bahrain selects Nokia technology for digital transformation of water infrastructureby Veronica Combs in Hardware on November 18, 2021, 11:41 AM ...Bahrain selects Nokia technology for digital transformation of water infrastructure
by Veronica Combs in Hardware on November 18, 2021, 11:41 AM PST
The project's first phase will connect more than 500 substations and will pave the way for more IoT projects in the island nation.
Bahrain's Electricity and Water Authority is using Nokia technology to modernize its water distribution network. In the first phase, the project will cover the Al Muharraq area in Bahrain and a private LTE network for industrial connectivity.
Initially the network will connect 500 secondary substations and six primary substations to the central location. The solution will be based on 3GPP standardization on 410 MHz Band B87.
A spokesperson for the utility said in a press release that this project paves the way for smoother adoption of IoT products and more smart services in the future.
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Kamal Ballout, head of Nokia Enterprise, Middle East, Africa, China and India at Nokia, said in a press release the company's technology provides reliable and ultra-high-speed broadband wireless networking to utility customers.
"Private LTE is enabling utility organizations around the world to simplify network management and use automation to bring down costs," Ballout said.
The hardware and software for the project include:
Nokia IP/MPLS wireless router 7705 SAR-Hmc for smart grid communications
Nokia Compact Mobility Unit to provide the mobile packet core functions for mobile broadband, IoT and Machine-type Communication
Nokia Network Services Platform for automation of IP and optical networks
Nokia LTE radio equipment for capacity management
During the second phase of the project, the network will connect thousands of secondary substations and hundreds of primary substations spread across the entire country.